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eBay came under pressure on Thursday over a massive cyber attack, as three US states began investigating the e-commerce company's security practices. Connecticut, Florida and Illinois said they were conducting a joint investigation of the matter. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman requested eBay provide free credit monitoring for everyone affected, according to a person familiar with the matter. Details about what happened are unclear ...

Cloudfare experienced the biggest ever Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on a French website. The attack was confirmed on Twitter by CloudFlare's CEO Matthew Prince, who said that it's "the start of ugly things to come" because "someone's got a big, new cannon." The attack reached the record breaking capacity of 325-400 Gigabits per second. Before this only Spamhaus, has faced such high capacity attack during March last year.

What is claimed to be a copy of eBay's stolen database is offered for sale via anonymous text file site Pastebin Ebay says that a database being offered for sale online by a hacker who claims it contains details of the auction site's users which were compromised in a cyberattack that was revealed on Wednesday is not authentic. Someone claiming to have a copy of eBay's stolen database is offering to sell it for 1.45 bitcoin (about £447) via the...

Security firm FireEye revealed that hackers have been using a previously unknown security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 to attack users. The users targeted for attacks include the visitors to U.S. military veterans site. The hackers broke into the website of U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and placed a malicious link to redirect site users to the malicious website. The attack does not affact the users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. ...

MarkMonitor provides brand protection services including domain management services and claim to have a big majority of Forture 100 organization to be it's customers. Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) posted on their Twitter account that Markmonitor took down the management portal after it was hacked by SEA. The attempt was made to actually hack the high profile organizations including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo which are client ...

Las Vegas Sands Casino website was hacked and attackers defaced website home page. The website has been down since more than 3 days while U.S. Fedral agency was still investigating the hack. The attack started on Monday and first took down the email system. This is still to confirm if Customer's data including the credit card numbers are exposed to the attacker. Spokesman Ron Reese said "While we have been able to confirm that certain core ope...

Two vulnerabilities in International Components for Unicode might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, use-after-frees, too-verbose error messages and missing permission checks may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, the bypass of security

A whistleblower at Barclays bank raised the issue for possibility of data loss and subsequent misuse of approx. 27,000 files containing detailed personal data of Barclays customers and potential customers. The files may have reached in the hands of 'spank shops.'

The malicious ad that was running on Aftonbladet also had a script to check the browser, probably to avoid false infections, and was only triggered when a user running Internet Explorer. When you visit Aftonbladet and you are using Internet Explorer you will get redirected to another website, hxxx://xxx.windowsdefence-sn.nl on this page a static image of a fake warning from Microsoft Security Essentials that they have detected viruses on your c...

Security research firm finds vulnerabilities in the website of the WEF, which organises the annual conference in Davos. A security flaw on its website led to the World Economic Forum at Davos leaking attendee's email addresses for at least five days in mid-January. Embarrassingly for the organisation, even while their insecure website was exposing attendees' information, the World Economic Forum released a report arguing that a failure to deli...

Linkup is the latest ransomware asking victims for a payment to undo damage to their computers. Security researchers have identified a new type of “ransomware” which blocks internet access and turns users’ computer into a bitcoin miner pending payment of a ransom. The malware, named by researchers at Emsisoft as “Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Linkup”, differs from previous examples of ransomware. “It does not directly lock your computer or encrypt files,”...

Looking back, I can see at least three different New Year’s resolutions that I totally failed, but as CIO of a Tech Support Company, failure really isn’t an option. I am talking about backup and disaster recovery. Our failure means our client’s failure, and we won’t stand for that. In order to avoid failure in the disaster recovery area, it’s always best to plan ahead - and the beginning of a new year is one of the best times to do so. Please tak...

A: In answering this question we are extremely pleased to pass along technology and security know-how to you in this article. Here are some standard computer industry security best practices for you to consider. Install a Firewall Security Appliance. Security Appliances are special devices at the edge of your network that monitor the activity of external connections, primarily the Internet, to an internal network. Firewalls help to eliminate the...